You might have seen I haven’t posted a lot about consuming sushi. That’s as a result of I’m pregnant in Japan!
I’m solely about 4 months alongside, however I assumed I’d look into a number of the advantages that include being pregnant in Japan.
One of many first issues I seen after I arrived in Japan had been little mom and youngster pictures in every single place. After performing some analysis, I discovered that the Japanese authorities apparently provides out keychain badges to assist the general public acknowledge expectant moms. I acquired one at a metropolis data sales space on the prepare.
Generally you don’t present or have a bump in an early phases of being pregnant so an instance of when this is likely to be useful is on the prepare or subway or in the event you’re unable to hold heavy luggage because you’re carrying a baby!
On the prepare, there are designated precedence seats for pregnant ladies or those that are aged or disabled.
In public loos, I’ve additionally seen giant altering tables and a devoted seat for a child whilst you’re utilizing the restroom.
These could seem to be small gestures or conveniences, however these social courtesies can go a great distance.
I used to be fortunate sufficient to get this badge of honor so as an alternative of claiming “watashi wa ninshin shite imas,” which suggests “I’m pregnant” in Japanese, I might simply level to my stomach and other people would know.